posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 08:22 PM
Fuel taxes are designed to help pay some of the costs of keeping the roads up and whatnot.
This is a problem that needs to be addressed, as the situation is a new one, but people who use biofuels shouldn't be exempt from paying the taxes we
all pay for road upkeep, unless the legislatures or the courts decide that they should be.
Similar examples exist.
If you buy a quart of Everclear, you'll pay some taxes on ethyl alcohol that you won't pay if you buy denatured ethyl alcohol a few aisles over in
the fuel section of your supermarket.
I really don't think these people need to have John Law kicking in their doors because they didn't know the arcane nuances of the tax code when they
tried to do good by the environment, but a biodiesel car uses the public highways just like any other car does.